Jorethang, 12 Dec:
A 315th birth anniversary of Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam and Chasok Tongnam were celebrated at Ambotey Mangheem under Poklok Kamrang constituency in South Sikkim today.
The program was organized by Yuma Sey Sey Me Chumbo [YSSMC], a press release informs.
SKM party in-charge for Poklok Kamrang, KB Rai, was present as chief guest accompanied by Krishna Kumari Rai, the Chief Minister’s wife, as guest of honour, South Zilla Adakshya Tshering Dem Bhutia, BDOs, Panchayat members and the people from different walks of life.
While addressing the gathering, the chief guest called on the Limboo community to use occasions like his to reiterate their efforts to protect the identities, traditions and culture. He also assured to provide support from the State Govt for the upgradation of the Mangheem.
Chasok Tongnam is the most important festival of the Limboo community.
Special attractions of the day were the felicitation program, Chabrung dance (Kelang), folk dance performances, Mangar dance, Tamang dance, Nepali dance and Dhaan naach.
Later, prizes were distributed to all the participants.